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As of 2010, the total population of Dothan is 65,496, which is 13.44% more than it was in 2000. The population growth rate is much higher than the state average rate of 7.48% and is higher than the national average rate of 9.71%. The Dothan population density is 729.97 people per square mile, which is much higher than the state average density of 91.18 people per square mile and is much higher than the national average density of 81.32 people per square mile. The most prevalent race in Dothan is white, which represent 63.05% of the total population. The average Dothan education level is about the same as the state average and is lower than the national average.

Topics:Population GrowthPopulation DensityPopulation by RacesPopulation by First AncestryPopulation by GenderPopulation by AgeEducationSchool EnrollmentHousehold and FamilyMarital StatusPlace of Birth and CitizenshipLanguage

Population in 2010: 65,496. #7

Population Growth Since 2000, #135

Dothan, AL

Population Density, #74

Dothan, AL
729.97 per square mile
91.18 per square mile
81.32 per square mile

Population by Races

White:41,298 (63.05%, #421)
Black:21,312 (32.54%, #156)
Hispanic:1,889 (2.88%, #170)
Asian:724 (1.11%, #60)
Native (American Indian, Alaska Native, Hawaiian Native, etc.):282 (0.43%, #253)
One Race, Other:728 (1.11%, see rank)
Two or More Races:1,152 (1.76%, see rank)

Asian Population
Indian:149 (20.58%, see rank)
Chinese:88 (12.15%, see rank)
Filipino:72 (9.94%, see rank)
Japanese:82 (11.33%, see rank)
Korean:66 (9.12%, see rank)
Vietnamese:182 (25.14%, see rank)
Asian, Other:79 (10.91%, see rank)

*Based on 2010 data. View historical race data.

Population by First Ancestry

58,435 (88.06%) out of the total population of 66,355 reported first ancestry.

 Dothan, AL% of the Total PopulationAlabamaU.S.
Arab1220.18%, see rank0.20%0.53%
Czech370.06%, see rank0.09%0.50%
Danish360.05%, see rank0.10%0.45%
Dutch6340.96%, see rank1.09%1.51%
English5,3308.03%, see rank8.80%8.53%
French1,3021.96%, see rank1.96%3.54%
German4,9097.40%, see rank7.49%15.79%
Greek620.09%, see rank0.16%0.42%
Hungarian840.13%, see rank0.10%0.48%
Irish6,1119.21%, see rank9.75%11.36%
Italian1,1471.73%, see rank1.73%5.66%
Norwegian1930.29%, see rank0.32%1.46%
Polish5430.82%, see rank0.67%3.13%
Portuguese170.03%, see rank0.07%0.46%
Russian560.08%, see rank0.17%0.97%
Scotch-Irish1,1511.73%, see rank1.69%1.07%
Scottish1,0371.56%, see rank1.93%1.81%
Subsaharan African3200.48%, see rank0.75%0.93%
Swedish2290.35%, see rank0.40%1.34%
Swiss590.09%, see rank0.10%0.31%
Ukrainian40.01%, see rank0.04%0.31%
American8,53112.86%, see rank14.21%6.72%
Welsh2170.33%, see rank0.39%0.60%

*Based on 2008-2012 data. View historical first ancestry data.

Population by Gender

Male: 31,006 (47.34%, see rank)
Females: 34,490 (52.66%, see rank)

Dothan, AL
Male: 47.34%
Female: 52.66%
Male: 48.54%
Female: 51.46%
Male: 49.16%
Female: 50.84%

*Based on 2010 data. View historical gender data.

Population by Age

Median Age (see rank)
Dothan, AL
38.00 years old
37.90 years old
37.20 years old

Median Age, Male (see rank)
Dothan, AL
36.40 years old
36.40 years old
35.80 years old

Median Age, Female (see rank)
Dothan, AL
39.30 years old
39.10 years old
38.50 years old

 Dothan, AL% of the Total PopulationAlabamaU.S.
Under 5 years4,5326.92%, see rank6.38%6.54%
5 to 9 years4,5346.92%, see rank6.45%6.59%
10 to 14 years4,3556.65%, see rank6.69%6.70%
15 to 19 years4,1866.39%, see rank7.19%7.14%
20 to 24 years4,0016.11%, see rank7.02%6.99%
25 to 34 years8,68613.26%, see rank12.74%13.30%
35 to 44 years8,35412.75%, see rank12.96%13.30%
45 to 54 years9,17614.01%, see rank14.52%14.58%
55 to 64 years8,06412.31%, see rank12.30%11.82%
65 to 74 years5,1207.82%, see rank7.75%7.03%
75 to 84 3,2604.98%, see rank4.43%4.23%
85 years and over1,2281.87%, see rank1.58%1.78%

*Based on 2010 data. View historical age data.

Education for the 25 Years and Over

 Dothan, ALAlabamaU.S.
Total 25 Years and Over Population44,052, 100%3,166,424204,336,017
Less Than High School6,764, 15.35%, see rank17.40%14.28%
High School Graduate13,365, 30.34%, see rank31.31%28.24%
Some College or Associate Degree13,718, 31.14%, see rank29.02%28.99%
Bachelor Degree6,448, 14.64%, see rank14.15%17.88%
Master, Doctorate, or Professional Degree3,757, 8.53%, see rank8.11%10.61%
USA.com Education Index#13.19, see rank13.0213.47
# Higher USA.com Education Index means more educated population.

*Based on 2008-2012 data. View historical education level data.

School Enrollment

 Dothan, AL AlabamaU.S.
Total PublicPrivatePublicPrivatePublicPrivate
Nursery School, Preschool, Kindergarten2,07060.97%39.03%67.27%32.73%70.05%29.95%
Elementary School (Grades 1-8)7,22682.66%, see rank17.34%, see rank89.52%10.48%89.62%10.38%
High School (Grades 9-12)3,61783.14%, see rank16.86%, see rank89.22%10.78%90.52%9.48%
College2,74883.88%, see rank16.12%, see rank85.27%14.73%77.79%22.21%
Graduate School61080.00%, see rank20.00%, see rank77.27%22.73%58.62%41.38%

*Based on 2008-2012 data. View historical school enrollment data.

Household and Family

 Dothan, ALAlabamaU.S.
Total Households26,845, 100%1,883,791116,716,292
Average Household Size2.39, see rank2.482.58
1 Person Households7,737, 28.82%, see rank27.43%26.74%
2 or More Person Households19,108, 71.18%, see rank72.57%73.26%
Family Households (Families)17,835, 66.44%, see rank67.76%66.43%
Average Family Size2.93, see rank3.023.14
Married-Couple Family12,005, 44.72%, see rank47.91%48.42%
Nonfamily Households9,010, 33.56%, see rank32.24%33.57%

*Based on 2010 data. View historical household and family data.

Marital Status of 15 Years and Over

 Dothan, AL%AlabamaU.S.
15 Years and Over Total52,716see rank3,844,391248,042,237
Males, 15 Years and Over24,681100%, see rank1,841,356120,789,875
Never Married7,71431.25%, see rank31.74%35.08%
Married13,31653.95%, see rank54.13%52.93%
Widowed6822.76%, see rank2.87%2.53%
Divorced2,96912.03%, see rank11.27%9.46%
Females, 15 Years and Over28,035100%, see rank2,003,035127,252,362
Never Married7,05225.15%, see rank25.85%28.74%
Married13,34947.62%, see rank49.84%49.95%
Widowed3,20511.43%, see rank11.10%9.34%
Divorced4,42915.80%, see rank13.21%11.97%

*Based on 2008-2012 data. View historical marital status data.

Place of Birth and Citizenship

 Dothan, AL%AlabamaU.S.
Native64,60797.37%, see rank96.51%87.13%
Born in the State of Residence43,09264.94%, see rank70.23%58.71%
Born in Different State20,84731.42%, see rank25.52%27.04%
Born in Puerto Rico, U.S. Island Areas,
or Born Abroad to American Parent(s)
6681.01%, see rank0.77%1.38%
Foreign Born1,7482.63%, see rank3.49%12.87%
Foreign Born with U.S. Citizenship7371.11%, see rank1.07%5.71%
Foreign Born without U.S. Citizenship1,0111.52%, see rank2.42%7.16%
Born In Europe2150.32%, see rank0.39%1.56%
Born In Asia5960.90%, see rank0.94%3.67%
Born In Africa430.06%, see rank0.14%0.51%
Born In Oceania30.00%, see rank0.01%0.07%
Born In Latin America8431.27%, see rank1.93%6.79%
Born In Northern America480.07%, see rank0.07%0.26%

*Based on 2008-2012 data. View historical place of birth and citizenship data.

Language Spoken at Home

 Dothan, AL%AlabamaU.S.
English24,05894.49%, see rank94.27%79.64%
Spanish7933.11%, see rank3.36%11.57%
Other Indo-European Languages3121.23%, see rank1.27%4.61%
Asian and Pacific Islander Languages2591.02%, see rank0.86%3.24%
Other400.16%, see rank0.24%0.94%

*Based on 2008-2012 data. View historical language spoken at home data.

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